Buttons & Special Events

To attend Friday and Saturday adult daytime and evening events, a festival button will be required. In addition to festival access, buttons also include discounts and promotions at area businesses from Sept. 20-25.

With the exception of Pie & Whiskey, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday programming will be free. The fee to attend a single daytime adult festival event on Friday or Saturday will be $5. The Author Reception and Literary Death Match will each cost $10 for non-button holders, at the door.

The book fair on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Holiday Inn will remain free and open to the public, as will the Top Hat Poetry Slam and Youth Festival, held at the Missoula Public Library. Most writing workshops will require a fee of $25 for students and $40 for the general public – all workshops will require pre-registration. Ticketed events will include Tell Us Something, Pie & Whiskey, the Author Luncheon and the Literary Agent Pitch Session w/ Julie Stevenson.